What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of James? A Bible Study

Why did James write this book? What is the purpose of this book for us today?The Author There is little doubt that James, the half-brother of Jesus, wrote the Book of James. Many consider it to be part of the wisdom literature of the Bible, and rightly it should. James begins the letter by identifying himself as “James, a servant (lit. “slave”) of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion” (James 1:1). This book may have been the very first book making it the o … [Read more...]

7 Important Bible Verses From The Book Of James

Here are seven very important Bible verses from the Book of JamesJames 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” They say that talk is cheap but actions speak louder than words. You can be a talker of the Word but it is the doer of the Word that walks with God. If someone hears the instructions on how to operate a lifeboat on a sinking ship but doesn’t do what they’re told, then all the occupants might drown. People are deceiving themselves if think that he … [Read more...]

What Is The Book Of James About? A Bible Study

What exactly is the Book of James about? What was the purpose of James writing it? Who was James? The Book of James is what many consider part of the “wisdom literature” because there is so much wisdom in this book. The author of this epistle (or letter) is James who most believe is the half-brother of Jesus Christ who only came to believe in Him after His death and resurrection. James is also called James the Just and even “Old Camel Knees” because he was a man of prayer and he spent so much t … [Read more...]

Summary of the Book of James

What is the purpose behind the Book of James?  What was the reason for James writing it?  Here is a brief survey or summary of the Book of James.Who was James? The author of the Book of James was likely James, the half-brother of Jesus.  Imagine growing up with Jesus and His never doing anything wrong or never sinning.  It must have certainly drove Jesus’ brothers and sisters a bit crazy.  It was only after Jesus death and resurrection that James repented and trusted in Christ.  Before he wa … [Read more...]